This trade is arguably for the most talented player available on the trade market this winter in Josh Hader. Obviously players like Mookie Betts and Francisco Lindor would provide more impact, but one can make the argument that Hader has the most pure talent.
This is a monster package from the Angels, but it’s what would be required to land the best relief pitcher in baseball over the past two years. While his personality is questionable, there is no doubting Hader’s talent on the mound. His numbers have been historically great since the start of 2018, and his move to Anaheim would give the team one of the best bullpens in baseball with Hader, Hansel Robles, Ty Buttrey, Keynan Middleton, and Cam Bedrosian.
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To get this type of talent though, would be pricy. Jaime Barria showed serious potential last season, and is the type of controllable arm Milwaukee craves. Two poor starts inflated Barria’s ERA in 2019, and with those remove he posted a 4.89 ERA. Still not a great number, but much-improved than the 6.42 number that actually represents his season.
Jeremiah Jackson is starting to look like a genuinely elite prospect at the plate, as he blasted 23 home runs in just 65 games in rookie ball last year. He’s a ways away, but has serious star potential. Brian Goodwin would give the Brewers another cheap, controllable contract to help them continue contending in the NL Central.
This package may not even be enough for Hader, but it’s probably the most the Angels would consider giving for the right-handed relieving ace.